Activision's biggest pre-merger franchises are all (GASP!
) getting sequel treatment. In a fact sheet concerning the Activision Blizzard deal (PDF file
), the publisher lists Guitar Hero 4, Call of Duty 5,
a new Tony Hawk
title (which would be its 11th iteration), a James Bond
game and a racing title with the recently-acquired Bizarre Creations
, as well as licensed titles with Dreamworks and Marvel.
None of these sequels come as a surprise, as they are all critical and commercial successes, but this is the first official confirmation of their existence. According to Activision Blizzard's earlier conference call, 50% of Activision's revenues are derived from franchises it owns outright, including Guitar Hero
and Call of Duty
. It should be noted that as well that all three franchises also have competition from rival Electronic Arts in the form of Rock Band
, Medal of Honor
. No word on project release dates for any of the sequels.Read
- Fact sheet [Warning: PDF file]